Thursday, June 4, 2020

The Daily Lectionary for THURSDAY, June 4, 2020

The Daily Lectionary
THURSDAY, June 4, 2020
Psalm 8; Job 38:1-11; 2 Timothy 1:8-12a
(Revised Common Lectionary Year A)

How exalted is your name
1  Lord, our Lord,
     how majestic is your name in all the earth!

   You have set your glory
     in the heavens.
2  Through the praise of children and infants
     you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
     to silence the foe and the avenger.
3  When I consider your heavens,
     the work of your fingers,
   the moon and the stars,
     which you have set in place,
4  what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
     human beings that you care for them?

5  You have made them a little lower than the angels
     and crowned them with glory and honor.
6  You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
     you put everything under their feet:
7  all flocks and herds,
     and the animals of the wild,
8  the birds in the sky,
     and the fish in the sea,
     all that swim the paths of the seas.

9  Lord, our Lord,
     how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Creation story from Job
1  Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said:

2  “Who is this that obscures my plans
     with words without knowledge?
3  Brace yourself like a man;
     I will question you,
     and you shall answer me.

4  “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
     Tell me, if you understand.
5  Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
     Who stretched a measuring line across it?
6  On what were its footings set,
     or who laid its cornerstone—
7  while the morning stars sang together
     and all the angels shouted for joy?

8  “Who shut up the sea behind doors
     when it burst forth from the womb,
9  when I made the clouds its garment
     and wrapped it in thick darkness,
10 when I fixed limits for it
     and set its doors and bars in place,
11 when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther;
     here is where your proud waves halt’?

Grace revealed in Christ
1:8 So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God. 9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 11 And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. 12a That is why I am suffering as I am.

Optional parts of the readings are set off in [square brackets.]

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The Daily Lectionary is a three-year cyclical lectionary. We are currently in Year A. Beginning with the first Sunday of Advent in 2020, we will be in Year B. The year which ended at Advent 2019 was Year C. These readings complement the Sunday and festival readings: Thursday through Saturday readings help prepare the reader for the Sunday ahead; Monday through Wednesday readings help the reader reflect and digest what they heard in worship. Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, copyright © 2005 Consultation on Common Texts.
The Daily Lectionary for THURSDAY, June 4, 2020
Psalm 8; Job 38:1-11; 2 Timothy 1:8-12a

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